Learn Squared

(in a nutshell)


Each course contains several weeks of in-depth video tutorials, taught directly by an industry leading artist. Sign up any time and learn at your own pace!


Those looking to take their artistic careers to the next level can sign up for the Professional package for weekly one-on-one time with their instructor.


Students are encouraged to share their Homework in our exclusive members-only community, for live feedback from their peers and instructors.


Student Gallery

Hello everyone. I'm very happy to be part of this. Here's my first sketches and concept painting.

"Primary" is the abstract representation of going back to basics and embracing one's strengths. Through repetition you will eventually find success, this is all based on the following quote by Jim Rohn:
"Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals."

With those ideas in mind I set out to design something with the utmost simplicity that relied heavily on animation to bring it life. I thought, "What is more simple than a circle?" and so I challenged myself to see what kind of emotions and story I could tell with just a couple circles. I made "Primary" with the intention to prove that just because you think you are on the right path for one reason or another some things don't always work out. If you don't give up and consistently apply yourself in what ever it is you are doing you will find your way while learning new things. Sometimes you will need to strip everything down to the only the necessities in order to regain your focus and find new direction.

I believe this is a great life lesson that we all can use and one that should be revisited when times are tough. I have learned so much throughout this process and with that I hope you enjoy and find the message relatable!

Music and Sound Design by Sono Sanctus

For this lesson, I chose to model the scope, the hand-powered radio, and the Sony camera.

The scope was interesting to model in that it was almost entirely built out of one base cylinder and details applied as patterns, such as the bolts, the texture of the knobs, and various holes present in it. Adding the base and rail attachment was a challenge in terms of sequencing how to chamfer, fillet, and otherwise modify the basic shapes to achieve the desired results.

The radio proved initially challenging, as the shape of the body, as well as various components, was more organic than anything done previously for the course. Again, the sequencing of operations proved important, and while the end result still is not completely accurate, it was a valuable learning experience in how to work with Fusion's tools. The radio also provided an opportunity to experiment with using materials in Fusion, in order to properly replicate the translucent plastic face as well as the highlight the differences between the plastic shell, the rubber side plate, and the metal antenna.

Finally, the camera was quite challenging. Despite appearing to be simple to construct at first glance, with a large number of basic cylindrical shapes, parts of the body such as the hand grip and the viewfinder ended up being difficult to properly replicate. The final result is a rough approximation, but I am satisfied with what I was able to achieve, using what I learned from modeling the scope and radio.

I learned a great deal and am happy with the results!

- Zach Ellis

Cleopatra's Mercy.
Great fun using the sculpting techniques tought in this lesson!

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Learn Squared?
Learn Squared is a new form of art education founded, curated and powered by industry-leading artists. 
We aim to demonstrate the idea that everybody starts somewhere.
When do classes start?

All courses are now in session, with new Guidance (tutorial) content releasing every Wednesday for 8 weeks. All previously completed courses are available on-demand with all lesson content available, so you can sign up at any time and learn at your own pace.

What do you mean by ‘a new form of art education?’
Each of our courses has not one, but two high-level professionals. You get to follow along as one industry-leading artist teaches another from a completely different field. You receive the same tutorials, the same information, and the same guidance.
Why would I want to watch somebody follow tutorials?
We’re not just showing you what we’ve learned - we’re showing you how we learn.
By taking an otherwise advanced artist and placing them in an unfamiliar field, they are now starting at square one.
What do the courses consist of?
Depending on your access level: Highly focused personal mentorship, in-depth video training, The Journey from each course’s Apprentice, access to view the week’s mentorship session, project files, and raw screen captures to download.
How long are the courses?
The duration of our courses vary greatly depending on the instructor and the content being covered, but students can generally expect between one and three hours of training per lesson.
Can I download the tutorials?
At this time you cannot download Learn Squared video tutorials. 
However, certain members will have access to a plethora of downloadable content including project files, raw screen captures, and more. 
Can I sign up any time?
Yes! Well, for Basic and Learn Squared plans, at least. 
Our Professional plan offers a highly personalized weekly mentorship with limited seats available. Due to the focused nature of this mentorship, sign-ups are only open for a limited time depending on our instructors' availability.
How do the mentorships work?
Learn Squared offers a highly focused personal mentorship with limited seats within each course. 
Students will meet with their instructors in a weekly live chat after completing the week’s lesson. The instructor will then review each student’s work and offer personalized critique via constructive advice, paintovers, and more.
Do you offer refunds?

If you're not completely satisfied with our service and community, we are able to offer a 100% refund to requests made within 24 hours of purchase. If you'd like to request a refund, please contact us.

Can I upgrade between packages?

Yes, you can upgrade at any time between packages for a prorated discount.

Do you offer any payment plans?

Unfortunately, at this time we do not support payment plans, but this is a highly-requested feature which we are actively looking into.

Can any level of student submit their homework?

Yes! We strongly encourage all students to submit their homework after completing each lesson. This will help every student, regardless of experience, to develop and grow as an artist based off the feedback of the community.